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Re: appending to DEPENDENCIES

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: appending to DEPENDENCIES
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 12:08:05 -0600
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On 05/17/2010 12:02 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> * Eric Blake wrote on Sat, May 15, 2010 at 01:41:08AM CEST:
>> Right now, either you use foo_DEPENDENCIES and have to list everything
>> yourself, or you omit it, and automake does a good job.  But what about
>> the case where you want automake to do its automatic dependencies, and
>> then you add one more file?  It seems like it would be nice to support
>> foo_DEPENDENCIES += other_file, without requiring that foo_DEPENDENCIES=
>> previously occur in the file.
> Yes, such a mechanism would be nice.  The Automake way wouldn't be to
> allow 'foo_DEPENDENCIES +=' without prior initialization though (that
> would defeat typo detection, and probably complicate the internal logic
> wrt. conditionals), but adding of another variable to the default list
> of foo_DEPENDENCIES.  I guess.  Suggestions for naming such a variable?


Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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